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Postby dognose » Thu Jun 23, 2016 5:21 am

The New York Mail on Saturday last published a long article and half-tone illustration upon the new building for Black, Starr & Frost, which is to be erected at the southwest corner of Fifth Ave and 48th St., formerly the site of Chas. T. Cook’s residence. The building as now planned will be of white marble, eight stories high, and will cover a plot 45.5 x 125 feet.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 23rd August 1911

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As a result of the continued chaotic condition of Fifth Ave., Black, Starr & Frost, jewelers, 251 Fifth Ave., have commenced an action for $25,000 damages against Wm. P. Baird, the contractor who is laying the water main on that thoroughfare. The amount is for damages the jewelry firm allege to have sustained from Baird’s failure to carry out the terms of his contract with the city.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular and Horological Review - 29th September 1897

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The firm of Black, Starr & Frost has been incorporated under the laws of the State of New York, to deal in jewelry, with a capital of $1,000,000. The directors are: Mary G. W. Black, Robert C. Black and Witherbee Black, Pelham Manor, Westchester County.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 12th February 1908

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Black, Starr and Frost - New York - 1910

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The action of Black, Starr & Frost against Henry McAleenan, pawnbroker, came up for trial Monday in Trial Term, Part III., of the Supreme Court, and was dismissed by Judge Dugro. The suit was to recover the value of a $1,000 diamond necklace alleged to have been obtained from the plaintiffs on memorandum and pawned with McAleenan.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular and Horological Review - 14th October 1896

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Postby dognose » Mon Oct 31, 2016 5:13 am

The jewelry firm of Black, Starr and Frost in the Royal Palm Plaza are presenting an exhibition by artist, Susan Stair Stevens, who will be in the store personally on Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Her showing runs through April 23. Susan is a highly-trained contemporary artist and has won three professional major art competition awards in the past three months.


Source: Boca Raton News - 7th April 1975

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Postby dognose » Sat Jan 28, 2017 11:56 am

Announcement was made Friday that the firm of Black, Starr & Frost, silversmiths, has been dissolved and that a corporation has been formed under the same corporate name. The deaths of Aaron V. Frost and Robert C. Black brought about the dissolution. The business will be continued at Fifth Ave. and 39th St. Edward H. Peaslee is president of the corporation ; R. Clifford Black, vice-president ; Witherbee Black, secretary and treasurer, and William L. Rich, general manager, who, together with Mary G. W. Black, Leontine I. Frost and Theodore Silkman, are the directors.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 18th March 1908

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E. Krehbiel Dies; Retired V.P. of Black, Starr & Gorham

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Edward Krehbiel, retired vice president and general manager of the New York firm of Black, Starr & Gorham, Inc. and former educator and historian, died on June 16th at his home at Ridgefield, Conn. after a long illness. He was 71 years old.

Mr. Krehbiel, born in Summerfield, Ill., was well known in educational circles before entering the business field. He received an A. B. degree from the University of Kansas in 1902 and continued his studies at Harvard and at the Ecole des Chartres in Paris. Later he joined the faculty of the University of Chicago and in 1909 he became associate professor of European History at Stanford and eventually Professor.

In 1919, he entered the business field by joining the firm of Weinstock, Lubin & Co., Sacramento, Calif., department store firm, as publicity manager. Continuing in department store activities, in 1925, Mr. Krehbiel went to New York as merchandise manager of the J. L. Hudson Co. of Detroit. The following year, he joined the Gorham Company as retail stores manager.

The 1929 merger of Black, Starr & Frost, Spalding & Co. and the Fifth Ave. retail store of the Gorham Co., which formed the holding company Gorham, Inc., found Mr. Krehbiel as vice-president and treasurer of the corporation. He was also made vice-president and general manager of Black, Starr & Gorham, Inc., during that year. He retired in 1948.

Mr. Krehbiel was chairman of the Retail Jewelers Code Committee of the National Recovery Administration in 1933-34. and had been a director of the National Better Business Bureau and was president in 1941 of the 24-Karat Club of New York.

Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Mary L. Billings Krehbiel, and three daughters and two sons.


Source: Jewelers' Circular Keystone - July 1950

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Black, Starr and Frost - New York - 1912

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Black, Starr and Frost - New York - 1908

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Black, Starr and Frost - New York - 1912

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Black, Starr and Frost - New York - 1912

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Ball, Black & Co. - New York - 1851

Sucessors to Marquand & Co.

Henry Ball - Wm. Black - Ebenezer Monroe

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Ball, Black & Co. - New York - 1855

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Postby dognose » Fri Oct 13, 2017 5:50 am

New York Jewelers Hindered by Cold Weather and Fuel Scarcity

The recent cold "snap" and the fuel shortage inconvenienced the manufacturing and retail jewelry trade in New York during the past two weeks. During this time it was not an uncommon sight to see signs in some of the buildings in the Maiden Lane section stating that elevators were not running because of lack of power. Some of the manufacturing firms in New York were forced to shut down their plants.

A recent edition of the New York Herald carried a picture of the establishment of Black, Starr & Frost, Fifth Ave. and 48th St. with a sign on the window, "Store closed today owing to lack of heat."

The cold weather was the most severe experienced in New York in 40 years. The prevailing conditions delayed traffic and many were from one to three hours late to business.


Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 9th January 1918

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A loving cup made by Black, Starr & Frost was presented recently to E. C. Benedict, formerly commodore of the Seawanhaka-Corinthian Yacht Club, at a dinner given by Commodore Frank J. Gould to the officers, trustees and committees of the club of this year and last year at Sherry’s last Thursday night. The loving cup is of sterling silver and very handsome, with three handles and the sides appropriately etched and decorated. The design is creditable and the work faultless. This inscription on the cup tells the story of the occasion:

“Presented to Commodore E. C. Benedict with the affectionate regard of the officers, trustees and committees of the Seawanhaka-Corinthian Yacht Club, 1907-1908.”

On the other sides of the cup are Commodore Benedict's steam yacht Oneida, under sail, handsomely etched, and the Seawanhaka burgee and commodore’s pennant, with “Oneida” below the flags.


Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 20th May 1908

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Postby dognose » Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:30 pm

Black, Starr & Frost has increased its Fifth Avenue holdings, having bought No.592 which adjoins the parcel it now holds. The complete property has a frontage of 45 feet on Fifth Avenue and 125 feet on Forty-eighth Street with a rear line of 100 feet, on which a five-story structure will be erected.

Source: Brooklyn Life - 14th January 1911

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DEATHS

BLACK - Mr. Robert Clifford, Black Point, Connecticut, July seventeenth. Mr. Black, who was sixty-three years old, was the head of the well known Fifth avenue jewelry house, Black, Starr & Frost, and the only surviving member of the firm. His home was in Pelham Manor. Mr. Black leaves a widow, who was Miss Mary Witherbee, and two sons, Mr. Witherbee Black and Mr. Robert Clifford Black, junior.


Source: Brooklyn Life - 27th July 1907

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FROST - Mr. Aaron V., 150 De Kalb avenue, March 5. Mr. Frost was a member of the Manhattan firm of Black, Starr & Frost, of Fifth avenue. He was born in Poughkeepsie seventy-two years ago. His widow and one son survive him.


Source: Brooklyn Life - 30th March 1907

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Arthur Brogan

Mount Vernon, June 13 - Arthur Brogan, 71, of this city, for the last 40 years a salesman for Black, Starr & Frost-Gorham, Inc., Manhattan jewellers and silversmiths, died yesterday in Mount Vernon Hospital after an illness of four weeks. He was a Mason.

Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Maria Brogan of Brooklyn; a son, Arthur Jr. of Bridgeport, Conn.; two daughters, Mrs. Harry M. MacKenzie of Schroon Lake, N.Y., and Miss Marian L. Brogan of Mount Vernon; two brothers, John L. and Thomas of Brooklyn, and a sister, Mrs. Florence Faulkner of Brooklyn.


Source: The Brooklyn Daily Eagle - 13th June 1939

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